Have you wondered what laser hair removal is and if it is for you.
In this post, we are spilling the tea on what laser hair removal is, what you can expect the first time you get a laser hair removal treatment and if laser hair removal is for you.
Ready to learn? Let’s delve into it.
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal involves exposing your skin to the pulses of a laser light which then removes hair by destroying hair follicles.
The hairs on your skin grow from and are anchored in a hair follicle. Destroying a hair follicle therefore makes it difficult for hair to grow back.
Why would you get laser hair removal?
You are a busy mom of two. If you are able to get a shower on any given day, that alone is a luxury; a luxury that is usually interrupted by a bone-chilling scream by one of your children.
You know you need to shave your legs and arms but you just don’t have the time or luxury for it.
Or perhaps, there are these stubborn hairs on your face you have been trying to get rid of for ages. Regardless of how often you shave however, those hairs pop right back up the next day.
If any of the above scenarios sounds scarily close to your reality, laser hair removal might be for you.
The great thing about laser hair removal is that it is not as painful as waxing. It is definitely more effective than shaving and the results last much longer.
How long does laser hair removal last?
In fact, after about six to eight laser hair removal treatments, it is possible you will not have to bother with those stubborn hairs ever again.
Plus if you’re busy, it will save you a lot of time.
What should you know about laser hair removal before your first one?
Here are a few things to keep in mind when you get ready to get laser hair removal for the first time.
While laser hair removal is safe, its efficacy varies for different people. Laser hair removal was designed to detect the color of a strand of hair and how it contrasts against a person’s skin. Thus, it tends to work better in people with fairer skin who have darker hair.
While laser hair removal can be quick, you might feel a little pain. Your technician may numb the area before and after with ice.
Different states have different criteria for certifying technicians who use lasers to remove hair. Make sure to ascertain the level of competency of the person who is going to perform the procedure on you.
As mentioned above, you might need to get the procedure done for up to eight times before you are completely free of stubborn hairs. In between each treatment, you will have to wait for about six weeks.
While a number of studies have been published on the safety of laser hair removal, make sure you check with your dermatologist to make sure it is safe for you.
If you are ready to start working on your smooth/glowing skin goals, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Mara’s Med Spa to find out how we can help you! To learn more about these innovative treatments and to schedule your consultation at one of our Dallas locations, just call or text 469.730.3333. We are located in Uptown Dallas across from the Crescent, Moxie’s and the Ritz Carlton and in the Highland Park Preston Center Shopping Center near North Park Mall off of the Toll Road and Northwest Highway.